What is Registrars to the Rescue?

At each WaMA Annual Conference Registrars to the Rescue (R2R) partners with Art Work Fine Art Services to bring together a team of trained museum professionals to volunteer on a special collections project in a Washington museum.

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Previous Projects

  • 2022 – Lewis Army Museum, JBLM
    Rehoused 20 linear feet of the 9th Infantry Division Archives (one of the organization’s most used resources)
    Bigelow House Museum, Olympia
    Rehoused about 100 garments, quick cataloged seven boxes of hats and rehoused and inventoried two linear feet of sheet music
  • 2021 – canceled due to Covid
  • 2020 – canceled due to Covid
  • 2019 – Registrars to the Rescue (R2R) Workshop
    Jundt Art Museum at Gonzaga University
  • 2018 – Skagit County Historical Museum, Mt. Vernon
    Conducted inventory and took photos of artifacts stored at the museum’s off-site storage area.
    Pacific Northwest Quilt & Fiber Arts Museum, Mount Vernon
    Volunteers rehoused, inventoried, and photographed quilts.
    Sedro-Woolley Museum
    Inventoried and rehoused artifacts from museum’s collection of maps.
  • 2017 – Wanapum Heritage Center, Mattawa
    Volunteers created storage mounts for Native American ethnographic artifacts, completed condition reports, photography, and readjusted storage housing
    Quincy Valley Historical Society & Museum
    Volunteers  inventoried items in the 1904 Reiman-Simmons House.
  • 2016 – Scandinavian Cultural Center, Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma
    Completed condition reports and rehoused traditional Norwegian folk costumes.
    Tacoma Historical Society, Tacoma
    Completed inventory of object storage and rehoused textiles and fragile documents.
  • 2015 – Maryhill Museum of Art, Goldendale
    Prepared objects for relocation to Brim Family Research Center by using mount making skills reviewed at workshop.
  • 2014 – Jefferson County Historical Society, Port Townsend
    Completed condition reports, new mounts, and relocation for Victorian-era ontological collection.
  • 2013 – Clymer Museum & Gallery, Ellensburg
    Completed condition reports for and relocated of painting collection to new storage racks.
  • 2012 – Karshner Museum, Puyallup
    Completed condition reports 50 items in the Native American collection that included coiled baskets

Questions? Contact Rebecca Engelhardt
e-mail, rengelhardt@museumofglass.org
or Call 253.284.4705

WaMA Registrars to the Rescue Committee
c/o Rebecca Engelhardt
Museum of Glass
1801 Dock Street
Tacoma, WA 98402